Climate Strategy

Climate Strategy: a concrete framework for action

dfge climate strategy

A climate strategy helps companies achieve their own emissions targets at the lowest cost while avoiding risks associated with climate change and seizing opportunities. It forms a multi-year framework for the concrete implementation of emission reduction measures (climate management).

A climate strategy consists of several components that build on each other but are completely modular. Even if individual elements such as emission calculation or emission targets are already available, the DFGE will help you put everything together to form an overall strategy. The aim is to prioritize those reduction measures with which the set emission targets can be achieved in the most cost-effective way.

Further Information


Scenario analysis with the DFGE Climate Strategy Tool

For goal setting and implementation planning, the DFGE has developed an interactive web tool that customers can use as part of a workshop or with their own access. The tool will allow science-based emission targets to be calculated using the Science Based Targets Initiative methodology, as well as prioritizing mitigation measures to achieve the goal. The prioritization is based both on the potential for emission reductions and on the economic indicators of the measures. All parameters of the scenario analysis (e.g. efficiency gains, energy prices, emissions pricing …) are freely adjustable.

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diagram despicting the scope 1 and scope 2 emissions reductions necessary to meet the science based target in a given timeframe

Our Services

A climate strategy consists of several components that build on each other but are completely modular. Even if individual elements such as the emission calculation or emission targets already exist, the DFGE helps you to combine everything into an overall strategy.

Situation Analysis

Together with you, we analyze the opportunities and risks associated with climate / emissions. In addition, we define the concrete goal for a climate strategy and specify the desired level of ambition, responsibilities and time horizon.

  • Workshop on site or web-based
  • Sector benchmark possible

Positioning – Carbon Footprint

Within a few weeks, we calculate a company’s carbon footprint, which highlights emission priorities and reduction potentials. The DFGE TopDown approach enables quick and reliable calculation of emissions.

  • Calculation according to Greenhouse Gas Protocol standard
  • Consideration of direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3)

Target Setting – Science-based Target

Based on the methodology of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), we use the DFGE Climate Strategy Tool to calculate various options for the science-based emissions target, which specifies the necessary emission reductions in a selected period of time.

  • Comparison of several calculation approaches possible
  • Automated check whether the target meets the SBTi criteria

Implementation Planning

Using the DFGE Climate Strategy Tool, we employ a scenario analysis to identify emission reduction measures that help to reach the emissions target at the lowest costs. When it comes to CO2 compensation and proving your carbon neutrality, we refer to the standard PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality.

Further Services

A climate strategy accompanies a company over several years and must be regularly updated and adapted to new requirements. It is therefore to be understood as a management cycle:

In addition to formulating the climate strategy, the DFGE can also support you in its implementation and regular updating. We also support the implementation of the prioritized emission reduction measures and reporting (Sustainability ReportCDP, EcoVadis).

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